November 26, 2012

Jay's Pizza Dough

Sick of turkey? Or maybe you're looking for something to do with that leftover turkey? How about pizza?

I like to make my own pizza because I can top it exactly how I like.  I find it hard to get take out companies to do it exactly like we like it.

Perfectly chewy inside and crisp on the bottom.

I used a pizza stone but a cookie sheet will work too.  If you want some extra crunch, spread some cornmeal on the bottom of the pizza stone or cookie sheet before putting the dough on it.

Recipe from


  • 2 1/4 tsp (1 package) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 1/3 cups all purpose flour, divided

  1. In a small dish, combine the yeast, water and brown sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes. 
  2. Stir in the salt and oil into the yeast mixture. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of flour. 
  3. Dump the dough onto a well floured surface and knead using extra flour so the dough doesn't turn sticky.  Put the dough into a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Let rise until doubled in size, about an hour. 
  4. Punch down the dough and form into a tight ball and let rest while you get your pan ready. 
  5. Preheat the oven to 425. 
  6. If you are using a pizza stone you can preheat it in the oven and then cook your pizza right away. If you are using a cookie sheet, grease the sheet first and let the dough rest for about 15 minutes before you begin to roll it, top it and bake it. 
  7. Bake for 15 or 20 minutes or until the crust is a nice golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly. 

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